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It began in Babel; the story of the birth and development of races and peoples.

Author: Herbert Wendt
Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1962 [©1961]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Wendt
OCLC Number: 1019529
Notes: Translation of Es begann in Babel.
Description: x, 444 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: PART ONE: BARBARIANS AND MONSTERS. The birth of the West : A lecture in Athens ; Europa and the bull ; King Midas with the ass's ears ; The earth is a house of joy ; The dream of an earthly paradise --
The Africans discover Africa : The chariot of the gods ; Five youths cross the Sahara ; The gift of the Nile ; Harchuf and his discoveries ; Secrets of a corpulent lady --
Storm over Asia : The Tower of Babel ; From Assyria to Ararat ; The Chosen People ; The Queen of Sheba ; The tribes of the steppe PART TWO: HEATHENS AND SLAVES. On the fringe of the known world : The perfect class state ; Furor Teutonicus ; The mystery of the great stones ; The world on horseback ; Behind the silken curtain --
To strange shores : Rendezvous with the Stone Age ; Gog and Magog ; Sinbad the Sailor ; Black ivory ; Lord of the mines --
Captains, conquerors and kings of commerce : The people of the supposed Indies ; Demons and white gods ; From stone axe to socialism ; Shamans in the taiga ; The frozen North PART THREE: TOTEM AND TABOO. Back to nature : The lost paradise ; Manitu and firewater ; The Isles of the Blest [i.e., Blessed] ; The riddle of Easter Island ; In the land of the lemurs --
The struggle for existence : The ape and primitive society ; Ghostly hands on rock walls ; Shooting party in Tasmania ; The puritanical cannibals ; Where did the Negroes come from? --
The customs of the peoples : ' --
and they knew that they were naked' ; The little huntsmen of the desert ; Gulliver and the dwarfs ; The dilemma of the twentieth century ; The coloured [i.e., colored] front.
Responsibility: Translated from the German by James Kirkup.

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